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I threw away ice cream today

Thursday, August 01, 2013

I've been fairly quiet on sp lately. I'm still plugging along. I'm still here.

Since I got serious about Highland Games (If you don't know what they are, let me know, I can post a few links or you could look back a few blogs for info), I've been training to build muscle and not trying to lose weight. It's okay. I'm holding steady with the weight. I know that I've gained muscle and lost size and that is more important to me right now than the number on a scale.

But I do know that I still can't go back to the way I used to eat.

2 days ago on my way home I stopped at a grocery store that is on the high end of prices. Couldn't bring myself to pay the ridiculously high produce rates. Made my round of the store and saw a great deal on ice cream. Local, organic, yummy flavor, over a half gallon was priced LESS than a pint of Ben and Jerry's. I figured I could make it last several weeks... So I bought it.

With a pint, I can portion it and make it last. This BIG tub, I went back for seconds, then thirds... barely made a dent.

This morning, I threw away what was left. If you know how much I despise wasting food, you'll know how much that pained me. But it was the knowledge that even after all this time I STILL need to pay attention, to control my portions, to watch my intake even if I'm not watching the scale.

Better days, better nutrition, lessons still to learn, demons to conquer. I slayed one of those demons today. And for that I am thankful!
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    Well done! I How wonderful you are to do what is best for you. Big, big hugs!!!!!
    1687 days ago
    Throwing the ice cream away would be nearly impossible for me. Kudos to you! It doesn't take much for me to lapse into old habits. Sounds like you are in a good place of being able to stop the slide.
    1687 days ago
    emoticon Golfchick! Wish I had that kind of willpower. The Dixie cups is a great idea. emoticon emoticon
    1688 days ago
    Good for you! Ice cream is my weakness....especially coffee ice cream. I keep the Dixie kitchen cups around (which are 1/2 cup) and that's all I allow myself otherwise, I'd eat the whole thing.
    1688 days ago
    Way to Go! I am the same way! If I buy ice cream, I have nooooo self control! I really like the weight watchers frozen yogurt swirls. I put them in a small cake ice cream cone (50 calories) for a quick 150 snack!
    1688 days ago
    It is such a weight lifted (pun intended) when you can throw food away because it is too tempting and honestly not worth it. Great job!!!!
    1688 days ago
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